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Does `dd` work on physical level or on filesystem level?

When you delete a file from a device, let's say an USB stick, then (without doing any further stuff) only the entry in the filesystem is deleted, the raw bytes of this file are still on the device ...
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Flash based storage. Do i need to re-plug them back in to my PC from time to time? (Memory cards & SSD's)

I've bought some memory cards for the purpose of backing up & storing my pictures and videos in case my PC's hard drive fails or the data on it becomes unreadable. The hard drive may not fail for ...
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1answer
44 views

Storage solution for a company [closed]

I would like to upgrade current storage solution for a small company. Company has around 20 computers and one central server running Hyper-V and several guests in it. There is an Exchange server, SQL ...
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0answers
26 views

How can I automate multiple back-ups of Mac OS, data and archives?

I would like to automatically back up my Mac OS, Data on the Mac, and also Archived data that I only keep on an external storage device (because the mac has limited storage itself). I imagine the ...
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1answer
64 views

What is best online Archival site not backups for big personal data [closed]

I am looking for online site where i can upload / Archive my data so that i can browse from web to have a look at what i have and in case i need it somewhere else then i can download it. I don't want ...
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1answer
671 views

One Way Sync with Dropbox?

Is there any way I can mirror a dropbox folder to my C drive by just running a portable file? Extra background information because I know you guys hate it when you don't get the entire situation: I ...
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2answers
58 views

Home Backup Storage Configuration

I'm in the planning phase of overhauling backups at home. Currently, I use CrashPlan Free to backup all the machines to an external hard drive on a server running Server 2008R2. Since this external ...
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2answers
298 views

How long data will stay on cold turned on hard drive? [duplicate]

I am using hard drives in separate cases to backup data. How long this data will stay? How often should I (if should) re-copy stored data?
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1answer
553 views

How many backups should I keep [closed]

I know that it's very important to keep backups of everything as regularly as possible, but I was just wondering how many different versions of the backup/from how long ago I should keep, because ...
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1answer
182 views

Magnetic tape drives for backup

Magnetic tape is extremely slow, but also also extremely cheap. Is there any way to use tape to backup a computer? What is exactly this? A cartridge? A drive? Are there any inexpensive way to ...
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10answers
10k views

What medium should be used for long term, high volume, data storage (archival)?

This question was inspired by How to store and preserve lots of data? There have been another similar questions, but none with this type of criteria. This is two questions in one. How do you store ...
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15answers
7k views

How to store and preserve lots of data?

I have many DVDs with movies and games, they are getting old and dusty, some of them are damaged. And I have more than 300 GB of general files in my PC. I want to store and preserve all of my data and ...
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1answer
168 views

Is there a performance hit to local file access with dropbox?

I've been considering using dropbox for a few reasons, since it seems to solve a lot of potential headaches. However, one thing I didn't find a lot of information on were the drawbacks from a ...
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1answer
52 views

What back-up solution that can share is fit for my multi-media situation?

my husband and I are looking for a solution of storing files and backing these up, and sharing songs in our iTunes Library and films we buy online. We are going to purchase a projector so we want this ...
0
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1answer
59 views

Is it possible to connect a Drobo to a Terastation

I have a terastation which has 2x USB inputs for connecting external hard drives or USB printer to, and I want to know if I could connect a Drobo to one of those USBs to effectively put the Drobo on ...
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2answers
1k views

How to archive a large amount of video files?

I have a video recording system that writes '.raw' video files to disk. I have a 6TB span of hard drives that it writes to. This allows just over 2 months of recordings before old ones are deleted. ...
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1answer
88 views

backing up master disk onto a slave disk in the same machine?

I'm running Win7 Pro off a 1TB disk with 2 partitions. I was thinking about buying a 2TB disk and dedicating it to backups. Ideally, it would maintain a complete duplicate of the master disk (is ...
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7answers
4k views

Is there any P2P private file storage? [closed]

I would like to upload my private encrypted files to the cloud. However I don't want to rely on a company to do this, such as Dropbox. If I share it on a P2P network (such as using torrents) nobody ...
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8answers
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How much time until an unused hard drive loses its data?

Do you guys know how much time needs to pass until the data stored on a hard drive starts to degrade? To keep the data intact for long periods of time, I heard you need to periodically rewrite it on ...
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3answers
7k views

How do I make my own online storage server?

I have an external hard drive and I want to make it accessible on the web for a few friends so they can backup more easily. I use Windows 7 Pro. What would be the best, simplest and most secure ...
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2answers
2k views

Can the drives in a RAID 1 array be rotated?

As a follow-up to my question Disaster recovery backup of files/photos for personal use, it sounds like for personal disaster-safe backup, multiple rotated hard drives is the way to go. One of the ...
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6answers
356 views

Disaster recovery backup of files/photos for personal use

I'm looking for the best method to store a backup of important files and 5+ years of digital photos that is safe from some type of fire/flood disaster in my home. I'm looking for: Affordable: Less ...
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5answers
226 views

storage device for data backup and transfer

I was considering to buy some storage device for data backup and transfer from my two laptops (one has 250 GB hard drive and the other has 100 GB hard drive). Which is common for such storage ...
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3answers
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How to back up 40G of data?

I tried upgrading several Ubuntu Hardy packages to versions from a later distribution and boy, did I mess up. My computer boots but the display doesn't work and there's no internet connection. I ...
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5answers
6k views

Good tape drive for home user? [closed]

My home storage consumption has grown considerably over the past few years due to use of a higher resolution camera, and most recently a highdef camcorder. I've been using a ReadyNas Duo with 1 TB ...
5
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3answers
728 views

Critique My Backup and Storage Plan

My current storage (RAID-1 off of a hardware RAID card) and backup (a spare drive) solutions for my home network are inadequate. I have too much data scattered on various one-off drives. It is time ...
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4answers
829 views

Covenience/Cost/Life expectancy of storage media

I may decide to pick up the battle of advocating for the use of external hard drives instead of Blu-ray discs for data backup. External hard drive: I can get a commercial (consumer) 1TB hard drive ...
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5answers
132 views

Backing up our external drive

We started putting all of important data on an external drive. But now, what if that drive fails? So I was thinking, we should have a backup of the backup, somewhere online. What service would you ...
5
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8answers
11k views

Wireless NAS options?

I'm looking for a wireless NAS that I can put in my attic? However I can only find a handful of options, each with their own pro's and con's. The D-Link DSM-G600 enclosure sounds good, but you have ...
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4answers
744 views

Mirror hard-drive? RAID or something?

I have two disks, D:\ with 70gb capacity and E:\ with 250gb I want EVERYTHING that is added, modified, deleted etc to E:\Backups\ to be mirrored onto D:\ How to do? I'm running Win XP pro. Both ...
10
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4answers
271 views

Backing up huge amounts of critical data on a local network

My father is a wedding photographer who produces around 50GB of data a week that needs backing up. He wants to guarantee the data he's backing up for at least a year. Currently he has three off the ...
4
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4answers
297 views

Safest snapshot of a failing harddrive?

I have a headless machine that stopped booting, so I pulled it out for diagnostics and got a message that one of the harddrives was about to fail, so I pulled them all out and I need to get everything ...
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2answers
233 views

Desktop application allowing backup (syncing) of local folders onto Cloud Storage? [closed]

(I find it odd that this question hasn't been asked already... I thought there were more people paranoid that I am...) Anyway. Is there a desktop application, that allows me to backup a given folder ...
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5answers
301 views

Data storage and backup plan for a photog?

I've recently gotten into photography and now have a largish data problem. I also have never really had much on my home pc that I would cry over if I lost so don't have a good backup plan in place. ...